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Introducing ‘Re-wool’, the new upholstery textile designed by Margrethe Odgaard that re-uses Kvadrat yarn spinners’ leftover wool

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Following on from the end-of-life fabric recycling initiative first established by Max Lamb, Really and Kvadrat in 2017; alongside the second iteration of Kvadrat’s ‘Circular by Design’ project at Salone del Mobile earlier this year, the Danish textile brand will release a new type of recycled wool at Orgatec 2018 (23 - 27 October).

Designed by Copenhagen-based Margrethe Odgaard, ‘Re-wool’ typifies and extends Kvadrat’s commitment to renewable design, embodying beauty, function, and forward-thinking in equal measure. Here, Odgaard discusses her idea ‘to create both an honest and environmentally friendly textile with a poetic feel’. Indeed, the fabric is a rich melange of colours, stitched onto darker backgrounds, creating an almost three-dimensional play when stretched across furniture.

At Orgatec (a trade fair for the modern working world in Cologne), ‘Re-wool’ will be joined by two other new Kvadrattextiles, ‘Hint’ and ‘Glow’, both designed by Giulio Ridolfo; and a new laminated surface for Really’s ‘Solid Textile Board’. §

Writer: Elly Parsons

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